January 10, 2019 Subject:
The legend is real, and on the Archive!
This is fantastic! My late ex-father-in-law Bruce told a story of his father Victor's service on the NY/NJ home front in WWI. Victor, an Italian immigrant, who at some point anglicized his name from Vito, was on night guard duty with a Jewish immigrant. To keep each other alert, they taught each other this song in Yiddish and Italian. Bruce would conclude the story by singing "Ya! Ma hab ne kain pananas. Ma hab ne kain pananas. Oy!" He then would express the old family hope (now a century old!) that somewhere out there is a Jewish-American family that sings it in Italian.
January 7, 2019 Subject:
Yes we have no bananas! in Yiddish
June 21, 2018 Subject:
78rpm record from 1923